Letter from our NCCRA President

NCCRA membership, The NCCRA and AACVPR leadership recognize that our profession is in a constant state of change. With advances in clinical practices, changes in regulatory/administrative policies and patient’s increasing individual needs we are challenged, more than ever, to accept our ever changing responsibilities. The NCCRA leadership took on the strategic plan in 2016 with […]

New Clinical Corner posting from Palmetto regarding Cardiac Rehab

Check out the recent clinical corner released by Palmetto regarding Cardiac Rehab (Phases, Covered services, Components, Progress notes, etc). https://www.palmgba.com/elearn/ClinicalCornerCardiacRehab/story.html

CMS audits

Has your program been audited by CMS for Cardiac rehab charges? We would love to be able to report to our MAC committee the number of programs that have been impacted? Thank you for participating! If you would rather respond by email you can send it to stacey.greenway@vidanthealth.com

Supervised Exercise Therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease – Final Medicare Coverage Policy

CMS (The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) has released the final regulation to cover supervised exercise therapy (SET) for beneficiaries with intermittent claudication (IC) for the treatment of symptomatic peripheral artery disease (https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/nca-decision-memo.aspx?NCAId=287). The effective date is the publication date of the rule: May 25, 2017.  Coding and payment information has not been released […]

AACVPR R2R Cardiac Rehab Bundles & Incentive Payment Video

Please see the great resource developed by AACVPR for affiliate organizations to educate our membership about the Cardiac rehab bundles and incentive payments.  It is AACVPR and NCCRA’s goal to provide all cardiac rehabilitation professionals with resources and tools to help you  prepare for the changes that will inevitably affect your programs.  

CMS Audits of Cardiac Rehab

Please be aware that Cardiac rehab has been chosen by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for medical review of claims data.   A small number of CR programs around the country, including some in NC, have already received letters requesting additional documentation (an “ADR”) on multiple claims for a selected number of CR patients with […]

2018 NCCRA Symposium Save the Date!

We have our dates set for next year’s symposium.  We hope that you mark your calendar for March 22-23rd 2018 and we’ll see you in Chapel Hill!

NCCRA Symposium  – Information Regarding CEUs

Many of you who attended the NCCRA Symposium in March are expecting CEUs from the Friday Center.  Unfortunately, due to some technical difficulties, there has been a delay in the process. The roster was submitted and approved on April 3rd.  The next step in the process is for those on the roster to receive an […]

NCCRA Strategic Plan 2016-2019

Please take a look at the NCCRA Strategic Plan for 2016-2019 and speak to your Board representatives if you have any questions. NCCRA Strategic Plan 2016-2019

Discipline Meeting Minutes

Thank you to all of our discipline chairs that facilitated our discipline meetings at Chapel Hill!  We appreciate all the information and support that you bring to our membership! 2017 NCCRA Exercise Discipline Meeting Minutes NCCRA Symposium Nutrition Discipline Minutes 2017 PULMONARY DISCIPLINE meeting 2017